Friday, May 26 1758

Very busy all the forenoon, part of it at work in my garden… Paid Mr Sam Beckett on account of Messrs Beckett and Shelley in cash 7.5.0, which, with, the is 10.0 I gave him the 23rd instant and a book debt of 0.14.1, makes together the sum of 9.9.1 and is in full as under:

To a bill of carriage from the 14th December 1757 to the 27th April, 1758, both days inclusive.7.12.6
…Paid the porterage of parcel0.0.6

In the afternoon wrote out Mr Francis Elless’s bill. At home all day. In the evening read the 7th book of Milton’s Paradise Lost.

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